Home made Feeder.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by justusnak, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    ok, I made this one.....whatcha think???
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    was very simple....going to make another....and the bucket, I got from Burger King...Pickle bucket.

    I used an eye bolt to hold the pan to the bucket...and a rope through the lid....tied to the eye bolt. Total cost.....2.00. for hardware.
     
  2. Sunshine Hen

    Sunshine Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks great! The chickens seem to like it. [​IMG]
     
  3. motherhen

    motherhen Out Of The Brooder

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    I love the design what kind of tray did you use? I wanna make one just like it.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    The tray...my mother had left over from an old water softener. You can use any old thing....check at Family Dollar.....they might have a cookie tray, with lid...cheap. I have one, i am going to use it for a water tray....made the same way. Most anything will work tho, if you can poke a hole in it. Just make sure you use washers...so the bolt doesnt pull through. I will get pics of the waterer when I finish it as well!
    Good luck..and I would love to see your work when done!
     
  5. motherhen

    motherhen Out Of The Brooder

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    question do you store the feed and stuff in the metal garbage cans?
    why are they in the coop?
     
  6. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Yes....I store feed in the metal trash cans. I have one for corn....layer pellets...and scratch....then one for the baby feed. I use galvanised metal, so they wont rust, and keeps mice out. They are in the coop for several reasons....convienence, and no where else to put them. Hubby kicked them out of his shop! He said MY chickens are spilling out into HIS shop...... My coops is large enough to store them comfortably.
     
  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Love it! What a great idea!

    I'm really curious how you do it with the water. If you poke the holes below water level, does that keep all of the water from flowing out? Is it some sort of vacuum thing? Can't wait to see!

    -Meg
     
  8. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I am working on the water one tomorrow.....need DH help to make the holes. I will post pics. I hope this inspires some...to " make your own" from "junk" around your place. I am makeing a smaller version for the frizzles. Will post pics too!
     
  9. xrayman

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    Made two of the feeders today they work great. I couldn't find the bases that you used, but found some shallow dog dishes that work there's a inch and a half between the bucket and pan sides. Great idea looked @ the farm store today and pretty much the same thing for 35 bucks.
     
  10. maggiePI

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    Great!! My kind of thinking! I have been wanting to use the gallon clear plastic jugs for watering with a similar design. Suzanna
     

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